Benidorm Rugby Sevens
29 YEARS OF BENIDORM RUGBY SEVENS
Each year Villajoyosa (La Vila) hosts in late May, an Annual International Rugby Seven a Side Tournament, (Benidorm Rugby Sevens), being played at New Villajoyosa Rugby Stadium.
This year was the 29th year running of the event, and as usual the tournament was held over two days
Russia National team triumph at 29th International Benidorm Rugby Sevens played at Villajoyosa
La Vila Rugby Club´s new Stadium at Carretera del Pantano (Villajoyosa) provided the prefect setting on May 23 and 24 for the 29th Rugby Sevens Benidorm , staged and hosted by La Vila Rugby Club
The Villajoyosa based club were rewarded by a large attendance of rugby fans from far and wide who appreciated the quality of rugby provided by the 16 teams who took part in this increasingly popular tournament.
It´s an event now widely regarded as the premier Rugby 7s tournament in Spain.
La Vila Club supported by an army of helpers who toil away each week building and strengthening the club to its present high status in Spanish Rugby and beyond
As for the tournament itself there were 16 teams represented, mainly from Russia, Scotland, England, France, Kazakhstan, Chile, Denmark, Andorra, Belgium and Spain
Of the International section teams playing on Saturday, Russia, Chile, Hawick Scotland, Impact 7s France, Bite bandits England, Bearnaise France and La Vila Spain, all displayed good from to move into the next stage of their Gold Cup Competition
As a result of these games, Russia National Selection, Impact 7s Chile National selection and Bite Bandits competed for a place in the International Cup Final
These matches resulted in Russia v Impacts 7s won by Russia 39-14 and Chile v Bandits, won by Chile for 36-0
As a result, the spectators, were rewarded with the Gold Cup Final clash between Russia and the Chile national teams, the two best teams in the whole tournament
The moment that many of the spectators had awaited, arrived when Russia and Chile took the field, in the final of the International section
A real battle had been expected between two specialists in the art of 7s rugby, but in a brilliant display, Russia beat Chile by 36-5. 1.500 euros prize money for the winners. 700 euros for the runners up
It was a view no doubt shared by many of those privileged to have been at the La Vila Rugby Stadium last weekend
The women’s international section was won by Denmark National team versus Sevilla University by 40-0
Next international event will be Sunday 7th June at Villajoyosa Stadium, from 11 am to 3 pm, 4 teams womens sevens, Sudbury Ladies form England, La Vila, Alicante and Valencia ladies. Free entrance. Bar will be open.
La Vila Rugby Club is situated at Carretera Pantano, Villajoyosa. Just take the motorway AP-7 exit Nº 66 (Villajoyosa). At the first roundabout head for the mountain. It is about 1 km from Motorway exist nº 66.
Or take the Villajoyosa by-pass, and take the middle exit, at the first roundabout, turn right towards the motorway entrance and at the second roundabout turn left towards the mountain.
More information phone Jason Craig on 659 674 768 or Ignacio Davila 608 068 208 or the Club 96 589 03 76